Spring 2018 "First Sunday at The Mill Works"
Free Admission - All welcome!
Come join us on Sunday, March 3rd, from Noon to 5:00pm for the Spring Season “First Sunday at The Mill Works” sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP)!
Visit with resident artists Graphic Designer/Illustrator Chris Gunderson, Painter Carol Maciewicz, Photographer Kim Pumiglia, Plein-Air Painter Jack Broderick, Printmaker Emily Lyon, EC-CHAP Artist In Residence Rebecca Zablocki, and special guest artist Patti Rothberg. Enjoy period refreshments typical of the mid 19th century and begin the Spring Season with us at this local historic landmark.
Explore the Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum and play "trivia"games throughout the day. Learn about EC-CHAP membership opportunities, and how you can become a CHAP! All activities are free to the public.
THE PACKING HOUSE: Performances
1:15pm-2:00pm: Hula-Hoop Performance & Instruction with Judi Jones
JUDI JONES aka "Energizer" is a professional Hoop Dance Performer, Entertainer, Teacher and Fire Dancer. She has been teaching since 2009 and started her own entertainment business Creative Game Parties in 2010. Creative Game Parties is a mobile entertainment company providing interactive hoop dancing, circus arts, games and fire dancing. She makes custom hula hoops from toddler to adult size.
Judi received her Hoop Dance teacher certification in 2009. She actively attends workshops/trainings for hooping, circus flow arts and fire dancing. She teaches and performs for a variety of venues such as libraries, schools, campgrounds, community events, private parties, nursing homes and many more.
She currently is enrolled in a Master Aerial class and plans to attend Circus Arts Therapy training next summer. Judi lives in So. Killingly, CT.
2:00pm-2:45pm: "The Crustaceans" Surfer Rock Band
THE CRUSTACEANS - Enjoy the beginning of an early summer with this surf rockin' group!
3:00pm-3:45pm: Singer Songwriter Curtis Brand
CURTIS BRAND'S's music starts with the words. In the tradition of singer songwriters like Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, and Willie Nelson, Curtis playfully jabs the listener with the existential absurdity of our everyday life. He tells tales of the human condition--the lost souls, the wounded veteran, the let down lover--and blends them with delightful ditties and love songs in a performance which not only touches the sensibilities but also lifts the spirit. From Older than Dirt, a tongue in cheek celebration of the aging process which is the title song from his first album, to Dust on the Water, which memorializes the World Trade Center tragedy, Curtis' songs pull the listener across the full range of human emotions. Whether performing solo in coffee shops and house concerts or joining with the On Call Band in full concert shows, the songs of Curtis Brand reach out and speak of the people around us.
NOON TO 5:00PM
FEATURED GUEST ARTIST: THE PAINTINGS OF PATTI ROTHBERG
THE MILL WORKS COMMUNITY - RESIDENT ARTISTS: Jack Broderick, Christopher Gunderson, Carol Mackiewicz, Rebecca Zablocki, Emily Lyon, and Kim Pumigula.
PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WITH JACK BRODERICK
ART ACTIVITY: MAKING BIG THINGS WITH CHRIS GUNDERSON AND CAROL MACKIEWICZ
GARDINER HALL JR MUSEUM (Suite 2106-A)
"TRIVIA" GAMES (Suite 2106-A)
EASTERN CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HISTORY, ART, AND PERFORMANCE (EC-CHAP)
For more information, please call 518-791-9474.
The Mill Works is located at 156 River Road, Willington, CT 06279.